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UR IPM Presents The Yes Album

September 14th at 7:00pm

The University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music presents a complete performance of THE YES ALBUM, as well as the song "Going for the One," joined by students, faculty, and staff of the College Music Department and Eastman School of Music. This 7 pm performance will feature the entire 1971 album, plus an extra surprise or two. The IPM will also present a performance of Led Zeppelin IV at 9 pm. Tickets for these two concerts are sold separately.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Music

The Bald Faced Truth: Comedy Songs by James Harvey

September 14th at 9:00pm

Almost a concert, kind of a standup-comedy show, maybe a musical, THE BALD-FACED TRUTH a thrilling collision of song and satire. Armed with only a piano, acclaimed composer and lyricist James Harvey tackles such timely issues as porn addiction, the #resistance, cats, and male pattern baldness. Hilarious, thought-provoking, and full of unforgettable melodies, this show will make you wonder, “how is this not more of a thing!?”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Hatch Recital Hall
  • Genre: Comedy

UR IPM Presents Led Zeppelin IV

September 14th at 9:00pm

The University of Rochester Institute for Popular Music presents a complete performance of Led Zeppelin IV, featuring students, faculty, and staff of the College Music Department and Eastman School of Music, supported by the League of Extraordinary Uncles. Join us for a night of Classic Rock.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Music

DRE|RED

September 15th at 7:00pm

What happens when the 13-member Dave Rivello Ensemble plugs in? DRE|RED! Sharp angles contrasted with smooth textures combine with dynamic solos to create an evening of continuous color. This performance features all newly composed music by Dave Rivello, specifically created for Fringe 2018. Come and get lost in DRE|RED!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Music

Howie Hypnotize

September 15th at 8:00pm

Ever wanted to be on stage at Fringe? Here's your chance – at the HOWIE HYPNOTIZE COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW – the interactive experience that makes YOU the star of the show! Before each show, Howie will conduct experiments and pick willing volunteers to be hypnotized for the show. Whether you're in the audience or on stage, you'll be entertained and amazed. Join in the fun today! Howie Hypnotize has appeared across the Northeast, including at the Rochester and Pittsburgh Fringes.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Hatch Recital Hall
  • Genre: Comedy

Gospel Sunday

September 16th at 2:00pm

The most soulful, spiritual, uplifting experience at Fringe returns. Sing Sunday, SING. Reverend Rickey Harvey of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church hosts an afternoon of sacred song by some of Rochester’s best gospel artists. Be uplifted by the glory that is Zion Hill Mass Choir under the direction of Paul Boutté, plus other acts to be announced. Not to be missed. A Fringe favorite for the whole family!

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Music

A Brit Of Magic

September 17th at 7:00pm

This high-energy, hilarious show is an interactive roller coaster ride of fun, excitement, and magic, with a twist of British humor. You're guaranteed to laugh and be amazed! See full reviews at ABritOfMagic.net, but to save you time, here are the Cliff Notes: ‘"Amazing," "Laughed so much, I cried," “Great magic,” “Highly recommended,” “Must-see show,” “Delightful fun for the whole family,” and “Comedy and magic at its best!”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Comedy

A Brit Of Magic

September 18th at 7:00pm

This high-energy, hilarious show is an interactive roller coaster ride of fun, excitement, and magic, with a twist of British humor. You're guaranteed to laugh and be amazed! See full reviews at ABritOfMagic.net, but to save you time, here are the Cliff Notes: ‘"Amazing," "Laughed so much, I cried," “Great magic,” “Highly recommended,” “Must-see show,” “Delightful fun for the whole family,” and “Comedy and magic at its best!”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Kilbourn Hall
  • Genre: Comedy

After Hours – A Cappella Hour

September 19th at 7:00pm

Get excited for After Hours A Cappella, known for their unique arrangements and energy-filled shows. Popular with audiences of all ages, this all-gender a cappella group from the University of Rochester performs a wide range of genres. Whether your tastes include classics, pop, rock, or even electronic dance music, After Hours has a song for you!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Hatch Recital Hall
  • Genre: Music

Eastman Percussion Ensemble: Steve Reich's DRUMMING

September 22nd at 3:00pm

The Eastman Percussion Ensemble will perform Steve Reich’s epic and revolutionary work, DRUMMING. Experience this exhilarating composition for percussion, voices, and piccolos that brought Steve Reich to the forefront of minimalism in contemporary music. Professor Russell Hartenberger – a founding member of the internationally acclaimed percussion group, Nexus, and an original collaborator with Reich on DRUMMING – will coach the ensemble for this exciting event.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium at Miller Center
  • Genre: Music

Eastman Percussion Ensemble: Steve Reich's DRUMMING

September 22nd at 7:00pm

The Eastman Percussion Ensemble will perform Steve Reich’s epic and revolutionary work, DRUMMING. Experience this exhilarating composition for percussion, voices, and piccolos that brought Steve Reich to the forefront of minimalism in contemporary music. Professor Russell Hartenberger – a founding member of the internationally acclaimed percussion group, Nexus, and an original collaborator with Reich on DRUMMING – will coach the ensemble for this exciting event.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Sproull Atrium at Miller Center
  • Genre: Music

Holy $#%! It’s Music & Comedy with Matt Griffo

September 22nd at 8:00pm

“Both toe-tapping and rib-tickling!” –Chicago Sun Times. Matt Griffo (Chicago, USA) is an internationally touring musical comedian whose original songs on ukulele and piano have been featured on FunnyorDie and Buzzfeed. He's just returned from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and has crazy stories from around the world. A Rochester Fringe favorite, he's bringing new songs and old favorites like "The Manliest Man in Mantown."

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Eastman School of Music: Hatch Recital Hall
  • Genre: Music

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